LUKE Miles recorded his best ever bowling figures to help Ludlow to a 77-run victory at mid-table rivals Madeley in the Shropshire League Premier Division on Saturday.

But it was an impressive all-round display with the ball after Louis Watkins and Alfie Holliehead removed the openers and Joe Williams also played a key role in skittling the hosts out.

Miles though was the star turn. When he had last man Matthew Nutting trapped lbw his figures were 5-16 from just 5.4 overs.

Earlier in the day, Ludlow were put into bat and it was that man Miles who gave them a solid start, putting on 53 with Josh Williams for the opening wicket.

When he was caught behind for 41 - 34 of which came from boundaries - Sam Edwards (26) and Sam Roberts entered the fray, the latter top scoring with 50 off just 51 balls.

Skipper Ruel Brathwaite added a quickfire 16 before the tail fell away as Ludlow posted 175 all out from 37 overs.

In reply, Madeley’s openers were back in the pavilion with just 20 on the board but Liam Buttery (25) and Andrew Lloyd (19) kept the scoreboard ticking until Ludlow’s bowlers took command taking six wickets for just 15 runs.

There was late resistance from Lee Standell (12no) but the hosts fell well short.

Ludlow 2nds also won, beating Division Three rivals Harpers by five wickets at The Burway.

Put into bat, ten-man Harpers totalled 142 with Luke Hicks taking 3-23 before Mackenzie Swift snaffled up the final two in his solitary over. Daniel Ashley was the star with the bat scoring 63 to help Ludlow to 143-5.

In Division Four there was a second win of the season for Church Stretton as all-rounder Saif Khalid helping them to a 103-run victory at home to Iscoyd & Fenns Bank.

The opener top scored with 63 and then took 3-16 to wrap up a welcome win for the league’s basement boys. Also among the runs for Stretton were Cameron Holtz (47) and Edward Groom (43) who also took two wickets.

Elsewhere in the division, Bishops Castle lost by five wickets at home to Chelmarsh even though they had the game’s leading run-maker.

Thomas Moulder hit an impressive 82 but just two others made double figures - Tomos Evans (18) and George Rayment 13no) - as the hosts were dismissed for 159. Chelmarsh reached their target for the loss of just five wickets.

Harry Aldridge starred for Corvedale as they cruised to an eight-wicket victory over St George’s 3rds in Division Six. After taking 4-15 to help dismiss the visitors for 102 he then led his side’s reply with an unbeaten 51.

The win lifted Corvedale off the foot of the table.